COPO Camaro is top classic as Mecum sells 400 cars in California


More than 800 classics crossed the block at Mecum's second annual auction at Anaheim, California with sales totalling $14million despite a low sale rate of around 50%.

A pair of Ford GTs were the top-sellers at the 21-23 November event, making $210,000 apiece on the hammer.

Best of the out and out classics was the a 1969 COPO Camaro (main image) that made $180k on the hammer.

The much-publicised ex-Steve McQueen Harley-Davidson didn't quite live up to the pre-sale hype, coming in at $125,000.

With more than 400 cars sold, there were some cheap deals to be had including a 1970 Chevy El Camino SS for $14,500 and a 1944 Ford US Army Jeep for $15,000.

Also looking good value – and ripe for a quick profit after shipping to Europe – were a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger for $28k and a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera for $47,000.

The top 10 sellers were:

1. 2006 Ford GT – $210,000

2. 2005 Ford GT –  $210,000

3. 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro – $180,000

4. 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin-H Convertible – $150,000

5. 1955 Chevrolet 210 Resto Mod, 2005 Harley-Davidson Roadglide, 2006 Ness Lowliner Motorcycle and 2008 Adventure Motor Bike Trailer – $132,500 (offered as one lot)

6. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible – $130,000

7. 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible – $130,000

8. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad Resto Mod – $125,000

9. 1938 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport, formerly owned by Steve McQueen – $125,000

10. 1955 Chevrolet Nomad – $120,000

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